Kate and Dave Gibbons from Pittsford, NY lost their 19 year old daughter Paige to a fentanyl overdose. She took just one pill. One time.

Fentanyl Laced Pills Can Trigger a Fatal Overdose

Kate and Dave Gibbons from Pittsford, NY lost their 19 year old daughter to a fentanyl overdose. She took just one pill. One Time.
Advisory: May 31, 2024
Another Potent Sedative, Medetomidine, Now Appearing in Illicit Drug Supply
This advisory is intended to make the public aware of a new threat entering the illegal drug supply in various parts of the United States, as reported by the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE).


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Strategic Plan
We're seeking feedback on our draft five-year strategic plan. Please take some time to review it and share your thoughts. Your feedback will help ensure that our agency's priorities align with the needs of those affected by addiction.
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How to

Reverse an Opioid Overdose

How to recognize and respond to the signs of an opioid overdose. Learn more at Project COPE: Community Overdose Prevention Education

Funding Initiatives

Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS


Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., was appointed by Governor Kathy Hochul on December 1, 2021 and confirmed by the New York State Senate on January 24, 2022 as Commissioner of the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). Dr. Cunningham is a physician, researcher, and public health professional who brings over 20 years of expertise in substance use treatment to OASAS. Prior to joining OASAS, she served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was a practicing physician at Montefiore Health System, and a Professor of Medicine, Family and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham has more than 20 years’ experience in research, care, and program-development that focuses on people who use drugs. She has also partnered with community-based organizations to develop pioneering programs to promote the health of this population. Dr. Cunningham led one of the first clinics in New York City to integrate buprenorphine into primary care. She has trained hundreds of doctors to treat substance use disorders in primary care. She has also led several research studies and published numerous research articles that focus on treating substance use disorders.
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Provider & Workforce

Verify a Professional Credential

Credentialing Verification

Check the status of an addiction service professional's credential (CASAC, CASAC-T, CASAC-P, CPP/CPS and CPGC). If you are a credentialed professional, verify your information is still up-to-date and notify OASAS of any necessary updates.
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